New Homes in Isle of Wight

Live the Life

Located just a few miles off the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight is a unique and welcoming part of the UK with lots to see and do from coast to coast. From the ‘capital’ Newport to Cowes, Shanklin and Sandown, new homes in the Isle of Wight span popular towns, seaside villages, green countryside and everything in between.

Things to see and do

The Isle of Wight has lots of attractions, including some of the UK’s most iconic historical sights. Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s holiday home, is full of treasures and interesting sights including their once-private apartments, garden terraces and the monarch’s own possessions. Carisbrooke Castle is also popular, where you can explore the fortress and the on-site museum.

For families, there are lots of great days out on the Isle of Wight including the Blackgang Chine theme park where you can see moving dinosaurs, a cowboy town and a fairytale castle. Amazon World Zoo Park and Dinosaur Isle are also popular with kids of all ages and are equally entertaining for the adults too, while Robin Hill Country Park is a great mixture of fun thrill rides, beautiful gardens and adventure play areas.

If you love spending time in the great outdoors, there are lots of green spaces and areas of natural beauty on the island including Hamstead Heritage Coast and the Isle of Wight AONB, with miles of coastal pathways to enjoy exploring on foot.

Other popular sights on the Isle of Wight include The Needles Battery, Isle of Wight Zoo, Yarmouth Castle, and Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum. The Isle of Wight Festival also takes place every year, with past music line-ups including Status Quo, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pharrell Williams and Kings of Leon.

Education

Outstanding schools on the Isle of Wight, as rated by Ofsted, include Bembridge Church of England Primary School, while independent education is provided by Isle of Wight Studio School, Priory School and Ryde School with Upper Chine. Carisbrooke College, Ryde Academy, Christ the King College and Sandown Bay Academy are also located on the island.

For higher education, the nearest university is on the mainland in Portsmouth but the Isle of Wight College also offers higher education with a range of degree courses, alongside vocational and further education courses.

Getting to the Isle of Wight

From the mainland, there are regular ferries and hovercraft services providing access to the Isle of Wight. By hovercraft the journey from Southsea to Ryde takes just 10 minutes, while the ferry from Portsmouth to Fishbourne takes around 1 hour. Travelling across the island, it takes around 30 minutes to get to Shanklin from Cowes by car, while Ryde is under 20 minutes from Newport by car, and Freshwater can be reached in 25 minutes from Newport.

There is also a train service on the Isle of Wight, connecting towns including Shanklin, Brading and Sandown with Ryde. For international travel, the closest airports are in Southampton and Bournemouth.